History of the Laboratory for Thin Films and Photovoltaics

The Laboratory for Thin Films and Photovoltaics at Empa Dübendorf was founded in autumn 2008 by relocating the activities in photovoltaics of the Thin Film Physics Group at ETH Zurich to Empa Dübendorf.

During the time in Zurich, staff members of the group which is now at Empa could achieve world record efficiencies for CIGS-based solar cells grown on polymer foils and a wide knowledge about thin film photovoltaics in several research areas could be established.

With the relocation to Empa Dübendorf, this research can now go on in new surroundings and under improved conditions, and the knowledge can be expanded.